Study aims to take subjects’ breath away and give answers

The 11 subjects chosen to participate in a small-scale study – all staff members at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich where the study was carried out – had their breath analysed by researchers over the course of nine working days.

Samples were taken in four time slots during the day using measurements taken with a quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer.

“This study suggests that breath may be incorporated into metabolomic studies as a valuable